#1 Posted by blueinferno (442 posts) -

@Ketchupp: Or maybe a flight stick??? ...no

#2 Posted by McGhee (6094 posts) -

This is what happens when one tries to go Super Saiyan without stretching first.

#3 Posted by Metric_Outlaw (1170 posts) -

I had the same thing happen to me a few years ago. I'm not sure if you can move any of your fingers but I had problems with my thumb so anything with a joystick was out of the question. A lot of simple stuff on the iPad works fine. Rhythm Heaven only needs one button. Also games with a keyboard and mouse were what I had to rely on. Also stuff that's not twitch based is really the only other advice I can give you. I know how shitty it is get better soon.

#4 Posted by ImHungry (376 posts) -

We Dare.

In all seriousness, if it's an option then now's a great time to go play some Wii games. If not, then PC adventure games? If you're all console then. Uno?

#5 Posted by blueinferno (442 posts) -

@McGhee said:

This is what happens when one tries to go Super Saiyan without stretching first.

Very true, especially when trying to go super saiyan at roller disco.

#6 Posted by blueinferno (442 posts) -

@Metric_Outlaw: Thanks for you wishes, I will try to get better as soon as I can. I can actually move my fingers and thumb pretty well, but moving them too much can become strenuous. I was actually think about Rhythm Heaven Fever for the Wii, or really anything that requires only the Wii remote on the Wii.

#7 Posted by Hizang (8534 posts) -

@blueinferno: That sounds terrible, I feel for you. There are a range of games that only require one hand though, a lot of the good Wii games only require a Wii Mote. Oh and i don't know if you have a Playstation Move, but a few games on there are worth checking out. Tumble and Sports Champions are both cool games.

I'm not sure about games that require the use of a duel shock would be any use to you, especially one handed. If you haven't played it though Flower is a good game that just requires tilting the controller.

#8 Posted by blueinferno (442 posts) -

@ImHungry said:

We Dare.

In all seriousness, if it's an option then now's a great time to go play some Wii games. If not, then PC adventure games? If you're all console then. Uno?

Oh We Dare....if only it were not banned in North America. The possibilities! I am all console as I don't really have a great gaming PC, and have pretty much always been a console guy. And yeah, maybe I should dust off the Wii. Anyone have suggestions for one handed Wii games besides Rhythm Heaven which aren't crappy minigame collections?

#9 Posted by Rokkaku (221 posts) -

Well, Flow I guess? It's not the most engaging game out there, but I'm betting you could definitely play it one handed. Otherwise, I'm out of ideas...

#10 Posted by blueinferno (442 posts) -

@Hizang said:

@blueinferno: That sounds terrible, I feel for you. There are a range of games that only require one hand though, a lot of the good Wii games only require a Wii Mote. Oh and i don't know if you have a Playstation Move, but a few games on there are worth checking out. Tumble and Sports Champions are both cool games.

I'm not sure about games that require the use of a duel shock would be any use to you, especially one handed. If you haven't played it though Flower is a good game that just requires tilting the controller.

Thanks. I don't have a Move but may consider borrowing one from a friend to try out some games I would have never played otherwise. As far as the Dualshock goes I was thinking maybe some of the Telltale games on Playstation store would be possible to play. Flower I may check out, probably never would have otherwise.

#11 Posted by Captain_Insano (1527 posts) -

How has no one mentioned muthafuckin XCOM? I was thinking what I would play if I injured my hand and this was first on my list.

#12 Posted by blueinferno (442 posts) -

@Captain_Insano said:

How has no one mentioned muthafuckin XCOM? I was thinking what I would play if I injured my hand and this was first on my list.

To be honest the way they talk about that game on the bombcast kind of intimidates me ha ha, but I guess beggars can't be choosers. I've heard good things about it, we're talking about the new one right?

#13 Posted by Hizang (8534 posts) -

@blueinferno: Flower is simple, but a really interesting game, beautiful. Oh and do you have access to a PC/Mac? If so games like The Sims are amazing, you can pick up The Sims 3 and a mess of expansions and soon 4 weeks would be over.

#14 Posted by blueinferno (442 posts) -

@Hizang said:

@blueinferno: Flower is simple, but a really interesting game, beautiful. Oh and do you have access to a PC/Mac? If so games like The Sims are amazing, you can pick up The Sims 3 and a mess of expansions and soon 4 weeks would be over.

This is true, I don't see why my laptop couldn't run Sims 3.

#15 Posted by audioBusting (1477 posts) -

I was just going to recommend XCOM as well! Don't be too scared, if it's too hard they just made Easy mode easier in a patch.

A lot of PC games can be played with mouse-only: Action RPGs like Torchlight 2 and Diablo 3, most strategy games and point-and-click adventure games. There's also Bayonetta's one-hand mode, though I never tried that myself.. and it's hard to recommend Bayonetta without its combat. Get well soon!

#16 Posted by Hizang (8534 posts) -

@blueinferno: Plants VS Zombies is a great game, would be best for your wrist on laptop, but if you have an idevice then that too.

#17 Posted by blueinferno (442 posts) -

Off to bed now. Thanks everyone for your suggestions and wishes, I'll look into a lot of the games you suggested. Keep being awesome!

#18 Posted by ImHungry (376 posts) -

@blueinferno: If you haven't played it I highly recommend Zack & Wiki on the Wii. Also as has been mentioned, X-COM would be great.

#19 Posted by blueinferno (442 posts) -

So last weekend I was out with my girlfriend and some friends of ours roller skating at an arena, one of those retro things they do. Having never done this before, I thought "eh, what could POSSIBLY go wrong?" and then after a while, had a horrible fall and broke my right wrist. I'll probably be in a cast for the next 4-6 weeks, and I'm incredibly pissed that I have to hold off on playing games like Assassin's Creed III, which is sitting on my shelf right now, probably baffled as to why I haven't played it yet [videogames, they don't understand these things...and also are not alive]. So I've been looking for games that are possible to play with one hand, preferably for the PS3 as I find the dualshock much easier to hold than a 360 controller in my current state. Any suggestions fellow Bombers? Thanks. In advance, you are all awesome.

#20 Posted by Ketchupp (672 posts) -

GET A RACING WHEEL!

#21 Posted by blueinferno (442 posts) -

@Ketchupp: And some shades, then I can be awesomely driving with one hand....while also wearing shades.

#22 Posted by JoeyRavn (4948 posts) -

@blueinferno said:

I thought "eh, what could POSSIBLY go wrong?"

See? It's even to this day that this guy continues to harm video game players.

#23 Posted by Fattony12000 (7052 posts) -

Totes retro roller skating bro.

#24 Posted by Phr4nk0 (349 posts) -

Wasn't Bayonetta meant to be playable one handed. A feature included for other reasons than freak rollerskating accidents I'm sure but you can thank the perverted preteens-who-don't-know-porn-is-available-free-on-the-internet demographic for something now.

#25 Posted by Icemo (642 posts) -

Start playing Civilization V on PC and those 4 weeks will just fly by.

#26 Posted by cthomer5000 (744 posts) -

KINECT!

#27 Posted by Grilledcheez (3943 posts) -

I broke my wrist and was able to kinda play games...I even played basketball (poorly) haha. I guess it depends on how they wrap the cast...there is that extra material on the palm, that is the difficult part.

#28 Posted by Kaowas (124 posts) -

I have to recommend anything with a slower pace. I went through something kind of similar a year ago when I came down with a wicked bad case of vertigo that lasted three weeks. I could use both hands but I couldn't see a damn thing (spinning vision, dyslexia, etc.) so I had to find games that I could take it slow with (I played so much friggin' Bejeweled and Peggle, you have no idea). With that said I rekindled my love of tactics and econimcs games at the same time! Tropico 3 is fun, and I really enjoyed Trenched/Iron Brigade (though you need two hands for it). Slower paced games will do better for you than fast paced ones, so if you're going with the PS3, I recommend Disgaea 3 or anything with a tactics based gameplay where you can pause the action. Unfortunately though I own a PS3 I'm not super familiar with its library. Of course, as I'm sure you're aware, XCOM is pretty cool!

And on thinking about it, you wouldn't have this problem as much if games still let us remap the controller (put all the useful buttons on one side). I'm sure there's a reason for why they don't do it, but it'd be nice.

#29 Posted by SSully (4125 posts) -

I think you should actually be able to play games fine once you get your cast. I broke my same wrist, and aside from it being a little different, you should be able to play games with a controller. If not, then as others have suggested there are plenty of PC games that rarely use the keyboard.

#30 Posted by csl316 (8111 posts) -
@Ketchupp said:

GET A RACING WHEEL!

Also, Audiosurf on Steam is a great one handed game.  It's cheap, plus you can use any of your songs so replay potential is virtually unlimited.  You mentioned consoles but it doesn't take much of a PC to run.
#31 Posted by Kerned (1169 posts) -

I broke my elbow earlier this year, and was in an immobilizing splint for weeks. I ended up playing a lot of tower defense games.

#32 Edited by CL60 (16906 posts) -

When I broke my wrist I was in a cast for like 8 months(They had to keep rebreaking it because of how fucked it was. It's still fucked right now.), so I resorted to learning how to play games with one hand.

#33 Posted by Sayishere (1838 posts) -

Im pretty sure i should have had a broken wrist by now, by my attempts to skateboard, which end up me falling on my ass. Im surprised it never happened, well im glad to say the least. Hope you recover soon.

#34 Posted by supamon (1333 posts) -

Play some point and click adventure games on PC? Or you could maybe read a book?

#35 Posted by TooWalrus (13137 posts) -

If I broke my wrist, I'd probably fall back into playing World of Warcraft. I feel pretty confident in my ability to play that game with one hand. 
 
Also, if I ever lost my hands or eyes in an accident, I'd probably retire by shotgun. Just sayin'.

#36 Posted by Sparky_Buzzsaw (6087 posts) -

@TooWalrus said:

If I broke my wrist, I'd probably fall back into playing World of Warcraft. I feel pretty confident in my ability to play that game with one hand. Also, if I ever lost my hands or eyes in an accident, I'd probably retire by shotgun. Just sayin'.

I'm legally blind and spent six months at a school for the blind as an adult learning how to do day to day tasks while completely blind (we wore sleep shades for eight hours of the day). It's not nearly as bad as you'd think, once you get beyond the initial fear and frustration. One of the best Super Street Fighter 2 players I know is completely blind. He's also a hell of a computer tech, too. Can't say much about the loss of hands, though. That'd be rough, but I know a lovely quadraplegic woman who goes to college, writes stories, and has a good social life.

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#37 Posted by ZeForgotten (10397 posts) -
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#38 Posted by ShaggE (6331 posts) -

You've come to the right place to ask about one-handed games.

The internet, I mean, not the Giant Bomb community.

...

Okay, I mean the Giant Bomb community.

#39 Posted by TheSlothKing (330 posts) -

You could play FTL: Faster Than Light. It only requires the space bar and the mouse.

#40 Posted by TooWalrus (13137 posts) -
@Sparky_Buzzsaw said:

@TooWalrus said:

If I broke my wrist, I'd probably fall back into playing World of Warcraft. I feel pretty confident in my ability to play that game with one hand. Also, if I ever lost my hands or eyes in an accident, I'd probably retire by shotgun. Just sayin'.

I'm legally blind and spent six months at a school for the blind as an adult learning how to do day to day tasks while completely blind (we wore sleep shades for eight hours of the day). It's not nearly as bad as you'd think, once you get beyond the initial fear and frustration. One of the best Super Street Fighter 2 players I know is completely blind. He's also a hell of a computer tech, too. Can't say much about the loss of hands, though. That'd be rough, but I know a lovely quadraplegic woman who goes to college, writes stories, and has a good social life.

I suppose I shouldn't have implied that a life without eyes or hands wasn't worth living. Sorry for that. I think I stand by my statement though. I, personally, wouldn't want to live like that. Well, I say that now, but if that time came, I'd probably want to overcome the adversity. 
#41 Posted by Sploder (917 posts) -

Dead or Alive Paradise on the PSP

#42 Posted by TooWalrus (13137 posts) -
@Sploder said:

Dead or Alive Paradise on the PSP

...and you know this, because you frequently play with one hand, and... what are you doing with the other?
#43 Posted by Sparky_Buzzsaw (6087 posts) -

@TooWalrus: Oh, no offense was taken. At first, it was horrifying for me. But once you sit down at a computer without a monitor and have tinkered around for a while, it's really not bad. Certainly not ideal, I'll grant you that, but we're living in a pretty good time to have to be blind. It'll be particularly fascinating to see where games and such go for the blind in the next ten to fifteen years.

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#44 Posted by Little_Socrates (5675 posts) -

I'm glad people mentioned XCom, FTL, and The Walking Dead, as those are all smart choices. The Walking Dead might be a slow burn, actually, but I think you could manage. Rhythm Heaven Fever is an excellent choice. Sadly, Trials Evolution is one-handed play with the right hand (right hand on RT and right stick would be all you really need, though LT is very, very occasionally useful.)

Now would be a great time for an iPhone/iPad/Android and a bunch of KairoSoft games, too.

#45 Posted by big_jon (5709 posts) -

@blueinferno:

Play your games with a guitar! Wait, that may not help, but that sucks. I have been lucky, every injury I have attained in the last few years has been small, and from weight lifting, so I have not had to take time off from games, instead it has resulted in me having to play more while I recover.

#46 Posted by Sploder (917 posts) -

@TooWalrus said:

@Sploder said:

Dead or Alive Paradise on the PSP

...and you know this, because you frequently play with one hand, and... what are you doing with the other?

#47 Edited by Mrsignerman44 (1100 posts) -

The same thing happened to me a few years ago, I managed to beat Red dead redemption but it wasn't very comfortable. During that time, I discovered the wonders of DS games such as the Professor Layton franchise and Picross 3D. I would suggest playing single handed games such as those, also as stated before XCOM is a pretty good slow paced game I would suggest giving that a shot.

#48 Posted by Metric_Outlaw (1170 posts) -

@blueinferno said:

@Metric_Outlaw: Thanks for you wishes, I will try to get better as soon as I can. I can actually move my fingers and thumb pretty well, but moving them too much can become strenuous. I was actually think about Rhythm Heaven Fever for the Wii, or really anything that requires only the Wii remote on the Wii.

A Wii remote is a good idea. I wouldn't recommend using your right thumb though because in my cause it ended up causing way more pain than I expected after a several minutes. Another weird obscure title you can try is Little King's story. That's not too intense from what I remember and its fairly long. The Mario Galaxy games might work too.

#49 Posted by NTM (7266 posts) -

When your wrist broke, did it turn blue, or was it red like an inferno? Mwahahaha. Yes, yes I did that. Alright, that was dumb.

#50 Posted by IzzyGraze (850 posts) -

@audioBusting said:

I was just going to recommend XCOM as well! Don't be too scared, if it's too hard they just made Easy mode easier in a patch.

A lot of PC games can be played with mouse-only: Action RPGs like Torchlight 2 and Diablo 3, most strategy games and point-and-click adventure games. There's also Bayonetta's one-hand mode, though I never tried that myself.. and it's hard to recommend Bayonetta without its combat. Get well soon!

Yeah, point and click adventure games. Walking dead is out and there are plenty of older ones. You could try the remaking of the old Monkey island games. Or even go into some Longest Journey/Dreamfall in preperation of the sequel that's in the works.